Activities Preceding Patient Arrival:
Clarifying the Referral Question.
The Pre-evaluation Letter.
Reviewing Records of Previous History.
The Clinical Interview:
Introducing the Evaluation and Establishing Rapport.
Identifying Concerns About the Patient.
Obtaining the Background History.
Using the Interview to Evaluate the Patient.
Concluding the Interview and Transitioning to Formal Testing.
General Principles and Guidelines for Formal Testing:
Screening Sensory Abilities.
Optimizing the Test Environment.
Orienting the Patient to Testing.
Guidelines for Use of Psychometrists.
Principles of Test Design: Reliability and Validity.
Choosing Normative Data for Older Individuals.
Selecting the Test Battery.
Evaluation of General Intellectual Function, Attention, Executive Function, Verbal and Visuospatial Abilities:
Assessment of General Intellectual Function.
Tests of Specific Abilities.
Memory Evaluation in Older Individuals:
Memory Systems: Declarative and Nondeclarative Memory.
A Model of Remembering New Information.
Dimensions for Clinical Assessment of Memory.
Test Instruments for Evaluation of Memory.
Neuropsychological Profiles of Common Disorders Affecting Older Adults I:
Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration.
Definition of Dementia.
Cortical and Subcortical Dementia Syndromes.
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration.
Neuropsychological Profiles II:
Vascular Disease, Deme